Fodor's Expert Review Greek Folk Art Museum

Plaka Museum/Gallery

The Greek Folk Art Museum (also known as the Modern Greek Culture Museum) encompasses numerous buildings and focuses on folk art from 1650 to the present, with especially interesting embroideries, stone and wood carvings, carnival costumes, and Karaghiozis (shadow player figures). After an impressive expansion, it now incorporates the beautiful 19th-century neoclassical Bath-House of the Winds in Kyrristou Street, a spectacularly vast mosque (now deconsecrated and given over to museum displays) located in Areos Street, and exhibitions at nearby 22 Panos Street, which handles the vast overflow of objects on view. The permanent exhibition at the museum is entitled "Man and Tools" and presents utilitarian objects that have served a purpose in the evolution of culture. Don't miss the room of uniquely fanciful landscapes by beloved Greek folk painter Theophilos Hatzimichalis, from Mytilini.

Museum/Gallery Family Historical

Quick Facts

Thespidos 4–8
Athens, Attica  10558, Greece

210-322–9031

www.mnep.gr

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Rate Includes: €3, valid for each of the 4 buildings

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